Where to start, where to start...okay, I saw, like, ten seconds of this performance when I was about three months shy of thirteen. Long story. Anyway, years later, I bought the No Cure CD out of vague curiosity (back when record stores didn't card underage teenagers as if it were a liquor store) - I'd remembered Leary's name and seen him on TV a couple times, but wasn't quite sure what to make of him. Anyway, I listened to the record all the way through and thought it was absolutely hysterical. The same year, a friend of mine introduced me to the entire Showtime special, and I was hooked. Her dad, however, was [upset], and we were subsequently banned from his video collection.
So, a while ago Comedy Central ran No Cure one night, but let me tell ya - it's just not the same without all the screaming and swearing. I made up my mind at that point to search out the video and buy it once and for all. And I did. And it's still hysterical. And I'm still hooked. Either you like Leary or you don't, and those of us who do know he speaks only his mind, which tends to be the truth. So listen up, and if you don't like what you hear, go buy yourself a helmet - you're gonna need it. Anyone who hasn't yet seen this video, I highly recommend it. If you've heard him perform, wait 'til you see him. This tape contains a whole mess of stuff that's not on the CD, so trust me, it's worth the while. For those who prefer their comedy light and their world sunny, there's denial. For those of us who know better, there's Denis Leary. Enjoy, my friends.